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CANNIBAL CORPSE: "Torture" First-Week Sales Revealed
Torture, the latest studio album from American death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE sold approximately 9,594 copies in the United States in its first week landing the band at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, making it the highest debut in CANNIBAL CORPSE history! Torture landed at #7 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #4 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart and #32 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart.

In Canada, Torture ranked in at #29 on the Top 200 Current chart, #2 on the Hard Music chart and #90 on the Digital Album chart. The record also slayed all in its path overseas, entertaining the German and Austrian Top 100 charts at #40, the German MSH charts (Media Markt and Saturn stores) at #33, Switzerland's Top 100 chart at #72, Sweden's Top 100 chart at #37, and Denmark's Top 100 chart at #84. Torture sold 1,215 units in its first week in the UK and ranked an astounding #5 on the UK Metal chart, #18 on the UK Indie chart and #126 on the UK Top 200 chart. Torture pummeled Benelux and France as well entering their Top 200 charts at #157 and #129 respectively.

Produced by Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan, Torture continues to reap critical accolades from critics and fans around the globe and is yet another testament to CANNIBAL CORPSE's permanent allegiance to shrewdly arranged, pile-driving death metal madness.

CANNIBAL CORPSE's official U.S. headlining tour will commence this April. Sponsored by Metal Blade Records, Good Fight Entertainment and dB Drum Shoes, the U.S. Torture Tour 2012 will begin April 5 in Jacksonville, Florida. Support on the near month-long trek will be provided by Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn and Arkaik. In addition, the band will headline this year's edition of the Summer Slaughter Festival with official dates to be announced soon.

CANNIBAL CORPSE U.S. Torture Tour 2012
w/ Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik
4/05/2012 Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL
4/06/2012 The Soapbox – Wilmington, NC
4/07/2012 Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC
4/08/2012 V Club Live – Huntington, WV
4/09/2012 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
4/10/2012 The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
4/12/2012 Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
4/13/2012 The Club At Water Street – Rochester, NY
4/14/2012 Death On The Vine Fest @ Bogart's – Cincinnati, OH w/ CANNIBAL CORPSE, The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Exhumed, Skeletonwitch, Abysmal Dawn, Hour Of Pennance, Arkaik
4/15/2012 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
4/16/2012 People's Court – Des Moines, IA
4/17/2012 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
4/19/2012 The Scene-ary – Wichita, KS
4/20/2012 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
4/21/2012 Mesa Theater & Club – Grand Junction, CO
4/22/2012 Top Deck – Farmington, NM
4/23/2012 The Rock –Tucson, AZ
4/24/2012 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
4/25/2012 Jake's – Lubbock, TX
4/27/2012 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
4/28/2012 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK w/ CANNIBAL CORPSE, Behemoth, Watain, Exhumed, The Devil's Blood, In Solitude, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik
4/29/2012 Newby's – Memphis, TN
4/30/2012 Exit In – Nashville, TN
5/1/2012 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
5/2/2012 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
5/3/2012 Double Down - Gainesville, FL

"As always, the band's musicianship is downright inspiring. And their songwriting has never been better." — Decibel

"…totally killer from start to finish." – Popdose

"…the sonic equivalent of having your face rearranged by a claw hammer." — About.com

"This album fucking destroys…" — Hellbound

"…an absolute monster from start to finish," — Blistering

"…the best album since Vile." — Metal Underground

"…pure death metal mastery from one of the best bands the genre has ever produced." – Zero Tolerance

"Torture is a straight-to-the-point death metal fest that proves that the 24 year-old CANNIBAL CORPSE still has a lot in store and an exciting future ahead of them. Let the musical evisceration happily continue…" -- Pure Grain Audio

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